The Economic Side of a License Plate

Long ago, someone figured out that we needed a license plate as an identifier. In New York State, between 1901 and 1909, drivers made their own from felt, leather, or metal. The first NYS plates had people’s initials:   Once…

What We Need to Open a School Safely

The cost of opening schools safely becomes more of a concern when we look at the impact of the coronavirus on state finance.

A Reality Check For Pension Recipients

Shown through grades that are mostly Cs and Ds, state pension problems display unrealistic fiscal policy decisions for an aging population.

The Tax That No One Likes

Among state gasoline taxes, New Jersey will jump from second lowest to seventh highest because of a soon-to-start 23 cent increase.

The Mystery of Unequal Female Life Expectancy

Trying to figure out why female life expectancy varies from state to state, researchers looked at personal behavior and her economic “context.”